Category: Awards and Honors

Category: Awards and Honors

Professor Cara Stepp Named New Speech Editor-in-Chief for JSLHR

Professor of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences Cara Stepp has been named the new editor-in-chief for the Speech section of the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research (JSLHR). Director of the Sensorimotor Rehabilitation Engineering Lab, Stepp’s research interests include improving the assessment and treatment of sensorimotor disorders of voice and speech as well as contributing […]

PT and Health Science Faculty Honored for Service, Teaching Excellence

Physical Therapy and Health Science faculty received the 2021 Whitney R. Powers Awards and Faculty Award of Merit, recognizing their ongoing commitment to service and teaching excellence during the 2020-2021 academic year. Professors Bria Dunham and Diane Heislein were honored with the 2021 Whitney R. Powers Award for Teaching Excellence. Recognizing outstanding members of the […]

Professor Simone Gill Named to AOTA Roster of Fellows

Associate Professor Simone Gill was named to the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Roster of Fellows for her contributions to innovative interdisciplinary science which advances motor performance skills. This honor recognizes AOTA colleagues who have made significant contributions to the profession of occupational therapy through knowledge, expertise, leadership, advocacy, and/or guidance. Gill directs the Motor […]

Professor Carrion and BUSM/BUSPH Colleagues Awarded CDC Grant to Reduce Burden of Parasitic Infections

Malwina Carrion, MPH, a lecturer in the Department of Health Sciences, is a co-PI on a new five-year cooperative agreement, with a maximum award of $1 million, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study Chagas disease. This is an interdisciplinary collaboration between Carrion and co-PI Dr. Natasha Hochberg, an associate professor at Boston […]

Virtual Alumni Awards Celebration, Oct. 3

Saturday, October 3, 2020 3 p.m. EST Remarks by Christopher A. Moore, PhD, Dean, Sargent College Awards Presented by Doris Orff (Sargent ‘57), Awards Committee Chair Review the program Award Recipients Professional Achievement Award Joshua R. Merson (Sargent ‘08) Colleen M. Schneck (Sargent ‘83, ‘89) Special Recognition Award Anne Barry Jolles (Sargent ‘76) Kristin E. Koch (Sargent ‘05) […]

Professor Lawrence Were Selected as CTSI KL2 Scholar

The BU Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) selected Assistant Professor of Health Sciences Lawrence Were as a 2020 KL2 Scholar. The KL2 Program supports outstanding researchers for their efforts in developing novel solutions focused on clinical and translational research. CTSI’s KL2 program is a mentored career development program for BU’s most promising junior faculty […]

Postdoc Awarded NIDILRR Switzer Fellowship to Study Inclusion, LGBTQIA+ Adults with Autism

Postdoctoral Associate Elizabeth Schmidt was awarded a Switzer Fellowship from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) for her project “Understanding Sexuality and Community Participation in Adults on the Autism Spectrum.” Switzer Research Fellowships support highly qualified individuals, including those with disabilities, to conduct high quality research on the rehabilitation of individuals […]

Sargent Receives Diversity & Inclusion Grant from Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Sargent College has been awarded a $10,000 Diversity and Inclusion Promotion Grant from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This grant supports minority recruitment and retention projects by dietetics education programs accredited/approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), dietetic practice groups, member interest groups, and Academy affiliates. Sargent received the […]

Professor Anne Escher Honored for Teaching Excellence

Anne Escher, clinical assistant professor of occupational therapy received the Whitney R. Powers Award for Teaching Excellence. This award recognizes an outstanding member of the Sargent faculty and is named in honor of Sargent Professor Emeritus Whitney R. Powers, a former Health Sciences Department chair who for more than 25 years shared his gifts as […]

Professor Joan Salge Blake Receives Media Excellence Award

Joan Salge Blake, a Sargent College clinical professor of nutrition and dietetic internship director, received the 2020 Media Excellence Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). This honor recognizes Salge Blake’s “important contribution and commitment to educating consumers about food and nutrition issues through the news media.” Salge Blake, an often quoted source […]

Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences PhD Candidate Defne Abur Awarded NIH Grant

Defne Abur, a Sargent College PhD candidate in Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences and graduate student fellow at BU’s Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering, was awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIH/NIDCD) for her work “motor phenotypes of Parkinson’s disease (postural instability […]

Occupational Therapy Student Named Pardee Graduate Summer Fellow

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future has named doctor of occupational therapy student Marial Williams a 2020 Graduate Summer Fellow. Williams will study the intersections of music and public health in relation to communicable diseases. Beginning May 2, Pardee’s Graduate Summer Fellows will spend 10 weeks developing research papers to […]